8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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8 days in Spain Itinerary

Grand Rapids
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Madrid
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Oviedo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
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days
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, then look for gifts at San Miguel Artesania (Spanish traditional handmade ceramics ), and finally examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, then wander the streets of Gran Via, then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, and finally explore the activities along Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro).

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Kalamazoo, USA to Madrid is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kalamazoo to Madrid is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kalamazoo in October; daily highs in Madrid reach 73°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
days
Oviedo

Oviedo ©
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. On the 9th (Tue), make a trip to Santa María del Naranco. Prerrománico asturiano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel de Lillo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Lorenzo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at San Julian de los Prados, then admire the striking features of Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura, then steep yourself in history at Tazones, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Jurasico de Asturias (MUJA).

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You can fly from Madrid to Oviedo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Madrid, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Oviedo, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Oviedo

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Gijon, Museo Jurasico de Asturias (MUJA), Tazones
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Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo ©
San Julian de los Prados ©
San Julian de los Prados
Tazones ©
Tazones

2
days
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia, see the interesting displays at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Papabubble, stop by La Talenta, then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, then look for gifts at Vom FASS Barcelona, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell.

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Traveling by flight from Oviedo to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Oviedo in October: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 73°F and lows are around 60°F. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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